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Old 26-08-2016   #46
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Re: Tell us about you Barchetta

Well, to be honest, it's not for me but having said that, I think the look is preferable to the Mazda it is based on. Steve
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Old 26-08-2016   #47
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Well, to be honest, it's not for me but having said that, I think the look is preferable to the Mazda it is based on. Steve
Bumble, I agree. The looks of the Fiat is way more pleasant in my eyes than the new mx5. The mx5 is way to aggressive and "street racer" looking than the Fiat.

That being said I wouldn't buy the Fiat either as a new one in Denmark costs 50000.- (extreme taxes on new vehicles). The mx5 goes for 32000 here. So no sale here.
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Old 02-09-2016   #48
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Went to Festival Italia today at Brands Hatch,7 Bs there,2 yellow,2 dark blue,a red,a dark green met and my silver.
I'd post pics if I knew how to from my phone.
Cos I'm stoopid.
Great day out,big attendance,owning an Italian car is ace.
We managed to make it to this event as well and had a great day.Some pics below, we did the track parade and in the photo you can just see us in the blue B (between the Lambo & 156 GTA), one also of us leaving with a yellow one behind
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Old 05-09-2016   #49
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No you're not seeing double! This is me and my sis with our Bs. I bought mine in'99 she bought hers 3 years later. Celia had a white MBG GT. Although it had a full body restoration the mechanicals were worn out. It seemed that every year it needed another 300 spending to pass the MOT. She had a go in my B, liked it and got her own!
Hope you like the pics.
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Old 05-09-2016   #50
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Ooooooh, don't they look amazing!!

There's a yellow B up for sale near me for not very much money. Nice condition, but stratospheric mileage (twice that of mine). Despite that, I'm sorely tempted! In fact, I spent last weekend trying to persuade my youngest daughter (who loves my B) that a yellow B is just what she wants/needs!
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Well just put my Barchetta Again to sleep over winter till I come back some 6months later,
Sleep well barchetta and may the rats stay away from your wiring.

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Well just put my Barchetta Again to sleep over winter till I come back some 6months later,
Sleep well barchetta and may the rats stay away from your wiring.

That's a sad moment.. I'm running mine until the end of the month, and then the tax runs out. Need to find a garage!

Having regularly used the car over the summer months, I'm surprised that I've only seen one other Barchetta. Getting rarer now I guess.
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Yes my barchetta is in hibernation from the end of the month too, I don't think there's much pleasure driving the car in the wet and on gritted roads, may also try do a few of the jobs on the car I should have done last winter
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Mine's staying taxed for winter as I now can't really afford all the repairs
needed for my Fiesta.

Just yesterday I saw an 03 B and tried a wave but he didn't see me.....
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Got new hood fitted and changed over to N Ireland plates....getting there slowly, slowly....
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Got new hood fitted and changed over to N Ireland plates....getting there slowly, slowly....
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Just got back from my 12th Euro road trip in Fabio the Fiat.

1270 miles to Wolfsburg,Hamburg and the main reason ,the Estering at Buxtehude near Hamburg for the world RX round there.

Anyone here a fan and watch It on tv on Sunday ?

Car was as always near perfect,gobbling up the miles I ask it to do and it now officially is over 100,000 miles as Speedo changes meant it wasn't showing its real miles.
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The thread where B owners just chat about their car needs bumping ,the cars

that were hibernated should be coming out soon.

Mine wasn't hibernated ,took it to Goodwood both days this weekend for the
75th Members meeting,top down

there and back both days ,still get occasional positive comments about it ,due

to it's "unique" appearance........
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Mine's still 'hibernating' (i.e. not running) but it will have some much-needed tlc over Easter ... and then for the dreaded MOT
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mine never hibernates , i ride it all year long
i'm lucky to live in sunny Portugal
it's also great for rust problems !
the negative side is the price of gas in here
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